“An environmentally-sustainable domestic supply of lithium is an essential component of the UK’s transition to renewable energy.”
Lithium is key to manufacturing batteries – but its often mined in ways very damaging to the environment: New lithium battery technology – Vision Group for Sidmouth
It’s hoped that by mining the material in these parts, it can be done more carefully: West Country lithium – Vision Group for Sidmouth and Mining lithium in Cornwall – Vision Group for Sidmouth
The latest plans for more exploration were revealed today:
Cornish Lithium has announced fresh plans to explore whether the mineral can be produced from geothermal waters at a new site in the county. The Penryn-based company has undertaken a number of projects to demonstrate commercial capability of lithium production in Cornwall, with the element seen as a vital component in products such as batteries for electric vehicles.
Cornish Lithium proposes new exploration project near Blackwater – Business Live and Cornish Lithium Announces Plans for New Exploration Project Near Blackwater and Invites The Local Community to Find Out More | Cornish Lithium Plc.
Further collaboration has also been announced today: Cornish Lithium and Northern Lithium to collaborate for lithium supply in the UK and Cornish Lithium and Northern Lithium Announce Collaboration to Deliver Domestic Supply of Lithium for The UK – Batteries News
The company were on Spotlight last weekend:
“An environmentally-sustainable domestic supply of lithium is an essential component of the UK’s transition to renewable energy and the manufacture of electric vehicles, and we were pleased to share our progress with BBC Countryfile for a second time,” explains Mike Round, Head of Geothermal Lithium at Cornish Lithium. “At United Downs and Twelveheads, we demonstrated how we extract lithium from geothermal waters in the most environmentally-responsible way possible and shared the Company’s ambition to contribute to a secure, domestic supply of lithium for the UK, revive Cornwall’s mining heritage and create highly-skilled, well-paid careers for local people.”